Dr. Padmashree Gehl Sampath currently works at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the team that produces UNCTAD’s main flagship, the Trade and Development Report, prior to which she led the Technology and Innovation Report Series of UNCTAD for several years. She is adjunct professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Aalborg with a wide area of work on innovation, technology and development issues. Previously, she has worked as a Researcher at the United Nations University-MERIT (2002-2007) and then as an Assistant Professor on International Development and Innovation at the Open University, UK (2007-2008). She has an extensive publications record, including several journal publications, chapters in books and five published books. She is on several boards, including the reviewing board of the Swiss Research Council, and has received awards from the Rockefeller Foundation in 2009 and the Rotary International in India for ‘Outstanding Achievements’ in 2010.